Grow Wild is hosting a network training day in Prestatyn for community groups, youth project participants, volunteer mentors and project partners.
The day will inspire and inform you about new ways to enhance your community impact through native wild flowers, plants and fungi, engage new audiences and share your project’s success.
This is an exciting opportunity to meet other groups, discuss creative ideas and learn from special guests that will offer both a local and UK-wide perspective.
Up to two people from a community group can register to attend.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Here’s a taste of what’s on offer
- Learn about why native wild flowers and plants are important and challenges for habitat conservation.
- Delve into the mysterious world of fungi.
- Practical growing tips, including seed collecting, maintenance and sowing.
- When in Wales inspiring talk.
- Growing Community Spirit
- How to share your project’s story online.
- Discussion forum to generate ideas and explore challenges.
Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest-ever wild flower campaign, bringing people together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants.
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Through us millions of people are doing something positive where they live; connecting with wild flowers, plants and places around them, taking notice of nature, getting active, learning new things and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm.
We believe that this simple act of creativity can turn spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wildlife havens; encouraging people to care for and delight in the nature around them.
Kew’s Grow Wild initiative has eight distinct activity areas delivered online and on-the-ground across the UK. Find out more about them here.
Why UK native wild flowers?
In the UK we’re lucky to have some amazing wild flowers, but they’re in danger: we have lost 97% of wild flower meadows since the 1930s.
This not only means less colour in our lives but it’s impacting on populations of butterflies, bees, pollinating bugs and birds. We believe that the simple act of sowing UK native wild flowers can make a difference – and that it can bring neighbourhoods together, connect people to nature and boost our wellbeing.
Book your place here.